We have two choices: We can either give up OR we can give in…
You may be thinking, “Um, what’s the difference?”
Stick with me, kid, and I’ll let you in on a little secret.
When you think of “giving up”, what automatically comes to mind?
Maybe something along the lines of –
The official definition of “giving up” is: cease making an effort, resign oneself to failure.
What about “giving in”? What words pop into your head now?
Here is the official definition of “giving in”: cease fighting or arguing; yield; surrender.
Both of these phrases tend to have a negative connotation BUT…if you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know we aren’t about the negativity here.
What if “giving in” meant something else?
What if “giving in” meant that you were giving in to your goals, to your dreams and desires…that you were in fact surrendering to them and letting them happen (and making them happen) INSTEAD OF “giving up”.
There are a plethora of reasons people “give up” before they even begin… because it seems too hard or you don’t think you can do it or others don’t think you can do it or you don’t have time or you don’t have the money or you have kids or you work too much or you have too many obligations or you are too tired or you don’t know where to start or…I could go on but I think you get the picture.
Giving up is easy. It’s for amateurs. It’s for the nay-sayers. It’s for the weak. For the faint of heart.
It is NOT for YOU.
Giving in…that’s what YOU need to FOCUS on.
GIVING in to your fear…letting it engulf you…envelope you…cocoon you…because you know that if it scares the hell out of you…than that is exactly what you should be going for.
Give in to your imagination. Picture what it will be like when you fit into those jeans or write that novel or buy the house on the beach or have the job you want or the relationship you desire.
Give in to the BIG goals. And I mean BIG- things that you think others were meant to accomplish instead of you. Things that you are scared to even say out loud because you’re afraid others may laugh at you.
Give in to what you want…to what you can’t stop thinking about…to what keeps you up at night…
Give in to THAT.
And…when you do…there is NOTHING you can’t do.